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Speeding in school zones

 Police have seen multile people allegedly flouting the 40 km limit around school zones in the first few days of the week.   They intercepted a person allegedly driving 77km/hr in a 40km/hr zone within the Torbanlea State School zone (Torbanlea-Pialba Road, Torbanlea).  They also caught three others recording speeds of 69km/hr in...

Scammers doing the rounds locally

 Reports of door-to-door scammers attempting to rip off Bundaberg residents.   The office of Fair Trade has seen an increasing number of con artists targeting vulnerable home owners during the coronavirus crisis.   There have been 14 reports of Bitumen Bandits across Queensland since lockdown began in March, including one at Hervey Bay.    The common...

Multiple drink drivers caught, Hervey Bay

Multiple alleged drink drivers have been intercepted by police in Hervey Bay. Officers from Hervey Bay Police Station were conducting mobile patrols at about 3.50am on May 10 along Boat Harbour Drive Hervey Bay when they intercepted a white Honda Jazz for the purpose of a roadside breath test (RBT). The driver...

Crime stats, Wide Bay Burnett

Drink driving offences in the Wide Bay Burnett  have hit their lowest in more than two decades.    The latest Queensland Police stats shows the number of people driving under the influence has halved since the start of the year.   Queensland Police stopped doing static random breath testing in March due to COVID-19...

Car and bike crash, Agnes Waters

A person was taken to Bundaberg Hospital after an accident between a car and a bicycle in Agnes Waters.   Emergency crews were called to Round Hill Road and Bicentennial just after four Monday afternoon.   They were transported in a stable condition to Bundaberg Hospital.

House fire, Branyan

A QUICK turnaround for a emergency crews at a residential fire in the Bundaberg region.    Crews were called to a Branyan address just after 7.15pm Sunday night to reports of a blaze in the downstairs part of the home that was out but could be heard crackling.   Firies had the scene extinguished...

New covid-19 testing facilities open

QML Pathology has further extended its drive-through COVID-19 testing network with the opening of new facilities in Hervey Bay and Bundaberg. The clinics provide Wide Bay area residents with the safest and most convenient method to test for Coronavirus.   “We are opening these drive-through clinics in response to the Federal and State...

Mothers Day flowers

Flowers are still proving popular ahead of Mother's Day.  Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, local florists are seeing a rush of orders, with big bouquets and tulips proving to be the pick of the bunch this year.  Vicki from The Flower Box Florist in Bundaberg said orders have been flying in.  " say...

Speeding driver caught, Tinana

A  man has been charged after allegedly driving double the speed limit south of MARYBOROUGH. The 20-year-old driver allegedly fled from officers after being seen driving at 146 km/h in a 60 zone on GYMPIE ROAD at TINANA on April 25. He was later arrested and charged for ALSO driving unlicensed. He'll face...

Takura (west of Hervey Bay) – bushfire as at 9.15am Thurs 7 May

  Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews continue to monitor a bushfire smoldering between Mungomery Road and Burgowan Road, Takura. There is no active fire and there is no threat to property at this time. This blaze is expected to smoulder for several days and firefighters will continue to monitor the area. Residents...

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